Monaco: Will Red Bull continue its domination at the Mediterranean circuit?
With two wins out of four races so far this year, Team Red Bull are on fire but there is hot competition from Ferrari, now on the same number of wins. So what will 26th May hold for last year's Monaco Grand Prix winner Mark Webber? Any amount of controversy will no doubt stir the pot again for this Australian driver, who seems to be at the centre of a media storm. After the team orders row at Red Bull in Malaysia, dubbed the 'Multi-21' affair, Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has been forced to reject suggestions of a team conspiracy against Mark Webber. Read more … Fire up those engines...
Provence & Côte d'Azur: The RM 2204 will be open three times a day for approximately two weeks
Specialists are still working to secure the site of a giant landslide which trapped entire communities of people in the Tinée valley on Saturday. The road will be open three times a day for short periods until a more permanent solution can be found.
Read more … Tinée landslide response
Monaco: The charity ball hopes to reach its one million target in fundraising for humanitarian projects
The date has been set for the White Feather Foundation Charity Ball. The big event on 10th May will be presented by Julian Lennon, head of the foundation, and hosted by none other than the Hollywood legend, Whoopi Goldberg. Read more … White Feather Foundation ball this May
Provence & Côte d'Azur: Mixed views on the ANI agreement have resulted in dwindling numbers on the national day of protest
The traditional May Day protests were feebly attended - under 1,000 workers, pensioners and students paraded the streets of Nice. The turn-out in Grasse and Cannes was even more disappointing with handfuls of protesters gathered in the city centres. Led primarily by CGT, four major trade unions were absent, signalling a national squabble over the controversial ANI agreement. Read more … Division replaces solidarity at May Day protests
Monaco: The 450 sqm space is a great improvement on the previous 70 sqm mobile unit
Prince Albert II has inaugurated the new psychiatric and medical psychology unit ‘La Roseraie’, which will help deal with an ever-growing influx of psychiatric patients. Read more … Monaco inaugurates new mental health facility
Provence & Côte d'Azur: Insufficient to cover operation costs, the one euro bus fare has been increased by 50 per cent
The price of a one-way bus and tram journey will increase to 1.50 as of Friday 3rd May, marking the end of the Metropolis' coveted one euro fare. Tourists and one-off travellers will be most affected by the 50 per cent hike, as annual passes and books of tickets will hold their bargain value.Read more … Farewell to the one euro fare
Provence & Côte d'Azur: The Final Gala Show starts at 9pm on 18th May in the Grand Chapiteau in Monte Carlo
A whole new meaning will be brought to the concept of 'Europe' on 18th May in Monaco. It will soon be known as a group of countries united under one man – boasting the ultimate combination of charisma, physic and intellect - Mister Europe Euronations. With choreographed pieces, a wild-animal enthusiast heading the event and 18 specimens of ‘the perfect guy’, anything could happen at the Gala Show. Read more … Searching for the 'Gladiator of Modern Times'
Monaco: Police put the quick arrest down to an efficient fraud alert system in the Principality
Two foreigners have been arrested for allegedly trying to use counterfeit credit cards and false passports to purchase a 6,650 euro Rolex watch in Monaco. Police say the pair is responsible for a string of thefts in the Principality and are part of a wider Asian fraud network. Read more … "Criminal network of cons" stopped in Monaco
Provence & Côte d'Azur: Rumours have spread like wildfire that the British actress will tie the knot in Nice on the May Day weekend
"It's a Nice day for a Knightley wedding" screamed the Sun, while the Mirror answered, "Keira comes the bride". The Oscar nominee will supposedly tie the knot with Klaxons singer boyfriend James Righton this weekend in the south of France, but is there proof behind the puns?Read more … Keira Knightley to wed in Nice this weekend?
Provence & Côte d'Azur: PACA ranks respectably in BVA Opinion survey but high cost of living leaves room for improvement
The region has just topped the national average in terms of quality of life, with 88 per cent of Azureans saying they are happy to live on the Côte. The BVA Opinion survey has drawn a diagonal line through France, showing south western citizens to be happier than settlers in the north east.Read more … PACA ranks 8th in satisfaction survey
France: Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault is fed up by the systemised use of English in the ministers' cabinet
Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault has had enough of French ministers using English words. The Socialist PM wrote a letter of protest to parliamentarians after the industrial renewal minister christened a new sector for the aged as "Silver Economy".Read more … Out with the English! demands PM Ayrault